This morning I woke to a dusting of snow all around us. It made me happy that I had been out painting in the field while the summer heat lasted.
I painted 'End of Summer' plein air one evening last week. Much to my delight, as I was painting, I heard a voice over my should asking me what I was doing. It was a 4th grade boy, Michael, on his bike cruisin' the neighborhood where I was painting. He spent an hour visiting with me while I painted. I was surprised how my focus stayed with me as we visited and I painted. A lot of our conversation was about painting and what I think about... I did a lot of thinking out loud...
At any rate, I felt that my color relationships worked well on this piece. It must have been Michael's input - when I explained that I was trying to mix the color of the light on the phone pole, he spoke up quickly...'Why, that is maple syrup, for sure.' By George... he was right! ;).
Life is full of unexpected treasures!
'End of Summer' is painted in oil. It is 12" x 12".